(70 ILCS 200/2-17)
Duties; auditorium and other buildings.
It shall be the duty of
the Authority to promote, operate and maintain
expositions, conventions, or theatrical, sports or cultural activities from
time to time in the metropolitan area and in connection therewith to
arrange, finance and maintain industrial, cultural, educational,
theatrical, sports, trade or scientific exhibits and to lease or construct,
and maintain auditoriums, exposition buildings or office buildings for such
The Authority is granted all rights and powers
necessary to perform such duties.
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98.)